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Climate chart Ireland

max 46°F min 37°F
max 50°F min 41°F
max 52°F min 37°F
max 54°F min 39°F
max 61°F min 46°F
max 63°F min 48°F
max 70°F min 54°F
max 72°F min 54°F
max 63°F min 50°F
max 59°F min 48°F
max 52°F min 45°F
max 79°F min 61°F

Weekly overview Ireland

Weather Ireland 7 days

Thursday 18-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 34°F / 54°F
Friday 19-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 39°F / 54°F
Saturday 20-04-2024 Partly cloudy 36°F / 55°F
Sunday 21-04-2024 Sunny/Clear 41°F / 57°F
Monday 22-04-2024 Overcast 43°F / 57°F
Tuesday 23-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 45°F / 55°F
Wednesday 24-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 39°F / 54°F
Thursday 25-04-2024 Partly cloudy 36°F / 52°F
Friday 26-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 36°F / 54°F
Saturday 27-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 37°F / 46°F
Sunday 28-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 34°F / 55°F
Monday 29-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 37°F / 54°F
Tuesday 30-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 43°F / 55°F
Wednesday 01-05-2024 Patchy rain possible 41°F / 57°F

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Ireland attractions and Travel Tips

Car Rental in Ireland

Ireland is a true picture-postcard destination with charming villages and breathtaking rural landscapes to behold. With an Ireland car rental, you can explore everything from the dramatic vistas of Donegal to the tranquil countryside of Cork. Road trips here are an experience in and of themselves; winding coastal pathways and thrilling country roads connect picturesque towns and hamlets with bustling cities like Dublin. Ireland’s rich heritage and history can be found all around profound and iconic archaeological sites.

Places to see in Ireland

There are plenty of spectacular sights to see and exciting activities to do with an Ireland car hire. Whether you choose to hug the coast in a round-the-country tour or stick to the west where you'll find the country’s traditional scenery, rental cars in Ireland are the best way to explore this country. Skellig Michael in the south-west and the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland remain the most captivating natural sites.

At the top of the list for most visitors will be Dublin. You can book a cheap car rental from Dublin Airport DUB and start by exploring the city. With the Guinness Storehouse being among the most popular sites in the city, you'll also find richly rewarding historical buildings. Take in the grandeur of Trinity College (and its Old Library) and Chester Beatty Library or soak up the history and art in the National Museums, Hugh Lane Gallery and National Gallery. Next, head out to Ireland’s renowned landscapes from Connemara to the Wild Atlantic Coast.

Scenic driving: Many tourists opt to rent a car in Ireland because of the impressive driving routes. For a truly breathtaking experience, drive the Ring of Kerry. This 111 miles circular drive around the Iveragh Peninsula is a crash course in Irish scenery. Detours can be made throughout, taking in hidden gems like the Cromane Peninsula amid spectacular mountain vistas, ancient ruins and pristine natural beaches. 

What is there for kids to do in Ireland?

Ireland has plenty of exciting and quirky days out for kids. Among the most quintessentially Irish is Giant's Lair at Slieve Gullion (Armagh), an outdoor trail littered with fairy tale figures to trigger the imagination. You'll also find a plenitude of world-class zoos, sea life centers and parks, including Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park (in Cork) and the National Sea Life Centre (in Wicklow). For budding medieval knights, Ireland offers plenty of castles and ruins, of which Blarney Castle in Cork may be the most picturesque. Lastly, you can ensure a memorable day out with dolphin and whale watching trips out of Kerry, Cork and Donegal.

The shopping districts in Ireland 

Dublin is Ireland's center for retail relief. From old-timey department stores, like Brown Thomas, to Ireland's oldest bookshop, Hodges Figgis, you'll find ample shopping opportunities in the city. Among the most impressive areas to visit is St George's Arcade, a beautiful Victorian shopping center with exciting stalls. For homemade produce, head to Howth Market just moments from Dublin. If you're looking for the country’s famed Donegal Tweed, head to Magee (in Donegal and Wicklow Street, Dublin), Ireland's premier producer of all things tweed.

How do you book a car rental in Ireland?

To help you find the best car hire in Ireland, HAPPYCAR compares rental providers to find both the cheapest car hire in Ireland as well as the best car rental in Ireland. With a strong history of helping customers since 2013, you can save up to 60% off your car hire in Ireland through HAPPYCAR. Whether you want cheap car rentals from Killarney Airport KIR or are looking for rentals in other locations around the world, opt for HAPPYCAR.

When should you book a rental car in Ireland?

The sooner you book your car with HAPPYCAR, the better the deal will be. As such, it’s best to book your Ireland car hire as soon as you know the dates of travel. If you want to avoid both the bulk tourist season and cold weather, the best time to visit is between March and May or September to November. You'll also find low cost car hire in Ireland during these off-peak times.

Is there a cancellation policy?

Car rentals in Ireland have free cancellation so long as you cancel up to 48 hours before pick-up. Later cancellations will be charged a fee.

What insurance should you get?

To see the most of Ireland, it’s often best to head off the beaten path. As such, consider insurance package 4 if you are aiming to take these smaller winding roads as it will cover damage to the underbody. If you’re just sticking to the main highways, package 1 will suit your needs perfectly.

A cheap car hire in Ireland is the perfect way to see the country at a relaxing pace. Book cheap car rentals in Ireland, including cheap car rentals in Dublin airport DUB, to explore everything from Ireland’s rugged and majestic coastlines to the captivating history of the Rock of Cashel. A car is a perfect way to explore Ireland’s best sites, as well as destinations across the globe. From cheap car rentals in Portland to cheap car rentals in Taiwan, HAPPYCAR has it all!

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